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Niki Stevenson, of Facilitation Leadership Group, invites you to a conversation about "What Is An Everyday Life?", using a combination of real life stories and examples of strategies which people with lived experience of disability have used to build, grow and live meaningful everyday lives in their communities. Parents know, and research has shown, that having an everyday life like everyone else can be much harder for their children and adults with disabilities than it is for those without disabilities. Why does this happen when there is so much talk about “inclusion”? How can we change this and make typical everyday lives accessible to everyone?
Along with strategies, stories and examples from your own experience, Niki will briefly touch on the concept of Social Role Valorization, the formal term which underlies these questions, and the role of independent facilitators in promoting the valued citizenship of our family members through their gifts towards building their everyday life.
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